Sunday, October 25, 2009
USCL Week 8 Recap
US Chess League VP Arun Sharma recaps Week 8 action in the US Chess League at the USCF website and assesses the playoff scenarios. Meanwhile, the vote is in for Game of the Week, with New Jersey having two games (Gulko - Perelshteyn and Shen - Esserman) in the top three, but first place going to Bartholomew - Becerra (with its sustained kingside attack) from the Dallas vs. Miami match. New Jersey tops the charts in Bioniclime's Week 8 Power Rankings (see above), while the incredible Boris Gulko is second only to Seattle's Superman (from Smallville) Hikaru Nakamura in the Week 8 Player Ratings. See NJKO's Boston Sweep Analyzed for more links and commentary. This looks more and more like New Jersey's year.